Conversation architect ** A conversation architect designs and convenes strategic conversations

Conversations frequently take place spontaneously in various contexts with little or no thought as to who should be involved or how they should be convened or managed. Spontaneous conversations are valuable but for some issues, it makes better sense to take a more formal, structured approach. Designing such meetings is the role of the conversation … Continue reading Conversation architect ** A conversation architect designs and convenes strategic conversations

Collective Sensemaking Café ** The Knowledge Café is a powerful collective sensemaking tool

Collective (Conversational) Sensemaking How do we make sense of the world? We can think things through on our own, but there are problems with the internal conversations we have in our heads. We are full of biases, emotions, and blind-spots. We are arrogant; we think we understand far more than we do. We have a … Continue reading Collective Sensemaking Café ** The Knowledge Café is a powerful collective sensemaking tool

Collective thinking * Talking with each other beats talking to ourselves

There are two conversations. The face-to-face external conversations we have with other people. And the silent internal conversations or inner conversations we have with ourselves, in our heads. Thinking and spoken discourse are the same thing, except that what we call thinking is, precisely, the inward dialogue carried on by the mind with itself without spoken sound. … Continue reading Collective thinking * Talking with each other beats talking to ourselves